4 day ride in early Aug advice

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by Kenbike, Jun 27, 2013.

  1. Kenbike

    Kenbike Been here awhile

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    3 of us are rolling out of Cleveland Ohio on on a black Bird, FJR, & Tenere.
    2 options for a Thurs to Sunday afternoon trip.
    Really looking for curvy roads with out a lot of traffic. We have been on the Blue Ridge Parkway and was not what we are seeking. I am not a big fan of blind corners due to a near death experience last year on a corner with a milk truck at 5 am
    A. ride to Lexington VA. Never been there and was told it makes a good base for riding. I was told VA has very large fines for speeding even 15 mph over would cost over $1000 and we do at times push it that far.
    B. Ride 4 hours further and stay around Ashville NC. I have been in that area a few times and really like the roads SW of the city.

    So anyone who can compare the riding between these areas and offer advice would be great.
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  2. lgajohnymac

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    I say go to AVL and try the areas north and northwest of town. Get lost in Madison Co. Head over towards burnsvill, spruce pine and linville. Try 209, 212, 36, 197, 80 for starters.
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  3. mb90535im

    mb90535im '05 R1200 GS

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    Almost all good roads here in the southeast have blind corners.
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  4. Kenbike

    Kenbike Been here awhile

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    The other guys want to trailer the bikes and not go so far, I going to Ashville with out them!
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  5. dlrides

    dlrides 1:1.618

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    Ohio borders West Virginia and Kentuckuy, I don't understand your question.



    :huh
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  6. 4PawsHacienda

    4PawsHacienda Been here awhile

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    West BG Virginia has roads the way Daniel Boone made 'em!

    Hwy 16 down to the BRP is a great ride, go into Asheville and look around then mosey back north.

    If miles covered is your goal you'll end up riding highways all day. If you want some serious curvy road riding and great camping visit WVA. It's a great place to ride for a few days with super parks to camp in.

    Speeding tickets everywhere are a municipal money maker so avoid the bigger roads and enjoy the scenic routes. 45 or 50 on the twisty roads can be challenging.

    Lexington VA does have a list of suggested motorcycle rides in the area, so does visitvirginiamountains.com
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  7. augiedog

    augiedog augie dog

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    some of the finest roads for sport touring and tight twisties are located between the Ky. line and the sc. and ga. line. Most any of the US highways such as rt 441, rt 80, rt 226, rt 221, rt 107, rt 28 to 129, rt 276 or 215 are all great roads for what you are wanting to do. most all these roads run up over and across the parkway between boone and bryson city. you can stay in the ashville or any sorrunding town and be on one of these roads in minutes. I do a lot of guide trips and use these roads often. if you want more info let me know.[​IMG]
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